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Old 02-04-2005, 07:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by salsa
On the other hand, if you are going to sell stuff on ebay, THEN you need to have your PayPal account hooked up to your bank account because you need to be able to transfer the balances in your PayPal account to your bank account...
No ya don't. You can get the PayPal debit card and take the money out of the ATM, as long as you don't mind paying ATM fees.
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:14 PM   #12
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Hildegard, that is what has always stopped me before. I had never seen anything worth the hassle of signing up, but they have great knitting stuff. My son has tried to get me to sign up several times so he can get electronics stuff. (Mostly to take apart!) He is going to be very happy.
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:35 PM   #13
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I know you've probably had your fill of comments already, but I just have to chime in. I love Paypal! I've used them with a few different accounts, for years (since they first started up), and never had a problem. They're convenient, honest, and their site is well organized and easy to use if you ever need to change your bank account, or do anything.

I prefer to use them, because I know they're reliable. It's a fact that most websites out there are not secure sites for taking credit cards. Even if they have a secure certificate, it doesn't mean anything. There are a lot of amateur designers out there, who think they know how to handle credit cards securely, but don't! My husband got a course catalog for a web-designer's training program once, and their own website wasn't secure!

Whenever you can pay through Paypal, Yahoo, or another big name, that's always a relief. I look for a site that looks very professional, or uses Paypal or Yahoo. Otherwise I pay by phone!

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Old 02-06-2005, 12:48 AM   #14
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All comments welcome. I know what you mean about the professional looking websites. I have gone to a few looking for knitting needles that there was no way that I would buy anything at.
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Old 02-06-2005, 06:49 AM   #15
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Well here's my two cents!

I have a paypal account linked to the credit card, and use it to buy stuff on Ebay etc.

Basically, I won't buy anywhere that DOESN'T take paypal! I've never had a problem and feel so much safer and secure doing it that way.

Also, when buying on ebay because I pay with paypal I always get positive feedback for paying promptly with no hassles.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:42 PM   #16
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Have any of you bought things from overseas, like from England? How does that work? It seemed like paypal said something about a fee, but I didn't understand it. Too much legaleese.
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:10 PM   #17
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I've had Paypal for a few years now. I have it linked to one of my savings accounts in which I keep a limited amount of funds.

A lot of sellers who say they take Paypal do not accept Paypal linked to credit cards. Apparently there are extra charges involved for them, and some sellers will even attempt to pass the charges on to the buyer even though it's against the law. So there is an advantage to having it linked to a bank account instead.
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